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Manual Handling – E-Learning

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E-Learning Course Content:

This manual handling e-learning course provides learners with the knowledge and practical understanding required to ensure they follow correct manual handling procedures and protect their back and body from the risks of poor lifting techniques. It’s delivered in a comic book style with humour used throughout.

The e-learning can be provided as SCORM files, or on a subscription basis, whether hosted on your own Learning Management System, or using our, feature-rich, easy-to-use learning platform.

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What's the course about?

The Wise Guys Guide to Manual Handling

Poor manual handling techniques is one of the major causes of workplace injuries. There are over a million people in the UK who suffer from back pain caused or made worse by injuries that occurred while working. But this problem is preventable. In this fun, comic-book style e-learning course, you will learn everything you need to know to lift safely and prevent injury.



Who is it for?

This course is essential health safety training. It’s particularly appropriate for anyone who has to handle or lift goods and materials in their job.

However, while some professions (such as warehouse and factory workers) may be more at risk of back injuries, the truth is anyone can be injured. Even if you’re an office worker sitting at a computer screen, you could from time to time need to lift something heavy.

  • Essential health and safety training for all
  • Particularly relevant for manual jobs
  • Or anyone who has to lift or move goods at work
  • Important for jobs of all descriptions
  • Perfect for employee induction processes​
What does the course look like?
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Interactive comic book story format
  • Blending text, graphics, images and videos
  • Includes downloadable worksheets
  • Regular on-going testing as your learners’ progress with a final assessment
  • Accredited course – CPD Verification Service


The reasons to protect your body from injury are self-evident. This course will help bring this important health and safety measure to the forefront of your learner’s mind. In this course they will:

  • Learn why a good manual lifting technique is so important
  • Learn how to minimise risk of injury with good handling techniques
  • Learn the four main causes of back pain
  • Use L.I.T.E to perform effective risk assessment before lifting
  • Understand basic spinal structure and biomechanics
  • Understand the key elements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)

Module 1- The Wise Guys Guide to Manual Handling

Follow Tony and Vinny as they take you on a journey through the key elements of Manual Handling and how to protect your back. This e-learning course is fun while getting the key message across regarding the important safety elements of manual handling in the workplace.

Definition of manual handling – A clear explanation and review of what manual handling means according to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Understanding your anatomy – Explanation of the function and role of the spine. How injuries can occur and the best working positions for the spine including a description of the spine as a lever.

The Main Causes of Back Pain – Establishing what causes back pain typically in order to be more aware of the issue.

Manual Handling Regulations – An overview of the regulations surrounding manual handling, including the employee and employer’s duties.

Assessment and lifting – Guidelines and demonstration on how to assess and manage a safe load. Using the LITE technique to demonstrate this, which is Load, Individual, Task, Environment.

The Six Point Lift – Following this lifting technique to ensure a lift can be performed as a smooth process placing the minimum of effort, stress and tension on the body and helping to reduce the likelihood of a cumulative injury.

Module 2 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​
Why subscribe to this e-learning course?
  • Practical courses – This course is designed to help your learners in the real business world, giving them practical skills that they can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
  • Interactive and engaging – Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep your participants engaged throughout.
  • Step-by-step learning – This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take your learners on an enjoyable learning journey.
  • Fully accredited – The CPD Verification Service accredit all our courses, so you can be sure our training materials are of the highest standard.​
LMS integration

Where clients are not using our LMS and wish to host it on their own LMS instead, we provide SCORM files that they can simply install directly. Although these files are added to the clients LMS as usual and the user will access and view the course exactly as they would if it was built on the clients system, we are still able to track user numbers our side and also provide regular updates to the content.

E-Learning Alterations

Our e-learning products are always provided ‘white-label’ with no Trainer Bubble logos or references to our company.

We also understand that you may like to make alterations to the content. Whether it’s minor edits, larger alterations, adding of logos, or swapping images to better reflect your corporate identity – we can provide this change for a small fee.

Please note: We regularly update our courses to reflect legal changes or just general improvements to content. All this happens without you having to lift a finger whether the course is on your LMS or ours.


‘Buy once, use forever’ Price – £2,500+vat​

Small number of users or several courses required? – Ask about subscription options

We have a variety of options for payment of this e-learning course. Please click on the Get a Quote button below, so that we can create a personal quote that suits your specific requirements.

If you are unsure of your e-learning requirements, you can also visit our sister website to find out more about our online learning services – Learner Bubble.​​​​​​

Manual Handling – E-Learning


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